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Cultural Heritage

QYAC's Cultural Heritage services team has an intimate knowledge of the environment, traditions, rituals, areas of significance and artefacts of the region and offer valuable consultation and facilitation services to ensure cultural heritage obligations are achieved.

The Quandamooka people have a strong connection to the land and waters of Moreton Bay. We aim to protect both the tangible and intangible aspects of our culture that have been a part of our history for thousands of years while still harnessing opportunities for growth and progress.

Our services include:

– Cultural heritage management advice and guidance
– Site assessments including clearance for works to be carried out
– Development of cultural heritage compliance procedures and assessment of obligations
– Development and implementation of Conservation Management Plans
– Photographic and archival recording of sites and artefacts
– Artefact analysis and removal if necessary
– Cultural Heritage Awareness training

What to do if you find Aboriginal Cultural Heritage on Quandamooka Country
- Do not attempt to pick up or move object
- Ensure the object is clear from harm
- Contact QYAC on: 07 3415 2816 or

Human Remains
- Contact the Police immediately
- Do not attempt to move or interfere with the remains
- Ensure the remains are clear of harm
If the coroner determines that the remains are Aboriginal, he/she will contact the relevant Aboriginal Party

Cultural Heritage Services

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A two day training package which educates on the history of Minjerribah and broader Quandamooka Country. Participants also explore what Cultural Heritage is and how and why we should protect it.

The two day itinerary balances theroy content such as history and the legal framework of Native Title and Cultural Heritage with practical celebrations of culture such as:
• A Welcome Ceremony and Traditional Dance with the Yulliburrabee Dancers
• Meet and dine with Quandamooka Elders
• Learn what to eat on the Goompi Bush Tucker Trail
• Understand Quandamooka Cultural Traditions with Mathew Burns
• Experience throwing a Boomerang and having it come back!
• Archaeological tour of Minjerribah
• Catering by Quandamooka Chef cooking with native Indigenous flavours

The Cultural Heritage Awareness Training package includes logistical planning and costs such as:
• Ferry Transfer & Island Transport
• Accommodation with our Quandamooka owned and operated accomadation business, Minjerribah Camping, in the Glamping or Eco Island Tents with convienient shared amenities
• Fully Catered by Quandamooka Chef providing a two day menu influenced by native Indigenous flavours
• Certificate of Completion
• Take home Folder with Glove Box Guide to Cultural Heritage

Quandamooka Cultural Heritage traditional fish trap
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Cultural Heritage Monitor Fees

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For cultural heritage enquiries and information

Phone: +61 (07) 3415 2816